Cripes...I'm sorry! I've been trying to juggle 40 judges/respondents and over 400 actors for an acting scholarship audition, with a fast-approaching deadline. Apologies.
I think our acting program ranks well, and will become even more well-recognized once we get our BFA in place (hopefully beginning next fall).
Similar to the musical theatre BFA, the acting program is extremely strenuous (it is already at maximum university units, hence the suggestion by NAST that we progress to a BFA degree). Actors audition into the program at the end of their sophomore year. In their first two years, they take three semesters of acting, three to four semesters of voice and movement, script analysis, introductory tech courses, and four semesters of stage crew assignments. After their first semester, freshmen are permitted to audition for the mainstage season.
We are nationally ranked, in the top 16 undergraduate performing arts training programs in the nation if you give any credence to the Performing Arts Majors' College Guide.
We have just opened a brand new, state of the art theatre complex addition, garnering two new theatres solely for the use of theatre, and many shop expansions (for tech). Additionally, we have two theatres in the old section of our building, two directing labs, one experimental space in Santa Ana (about 15 minutes south of campus) with artists' loft apartments above (which grad students can rent).
Our faculty is comprised of professionals in the film/tv and theatre industries.
Marc Cherry, the producer/creator of Desperate Housewives is an alum of the performing degree program... Yes, in his previous life he was a performer (and a darned good one!).
For more info, check out: http://campusapps.fullerton.edu/news...ts/awards.html
And for the new building: http://campusapps.fullerton.edu/news/2005/89_pac.htm
If you are interested in the undergraduate acting program, you may wish to contact the head of acting, Professor Svetlana Efremova-Reed (a professional film/stage actress who studied at Moscow Arts Theatre and got her MFA from Yale School of Drama - if you ever saw "White Oleander," she was the Russian mother who the ingenue landed with last...http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0250610/)
Hope this answers your questions. Off to "herd more cats!"